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The North Face Awards 2017 Explore Fund Grant To New Mexico Wildlife Center

on August 19, 2017 - 7:09am
River Classroom. Courtesy photo
 
NMWC News:
 
ESPANOLA The North Face has awarded a 2017 Explore Fund grant to New Mexico Wildlife Center for its River Classroom program. River Classroom will launch the 2017-2018 school year in September, working with students from Espanola, Tierra Amarilla and Chama.
 
River Classroom is led by Dr. Christy Wall, who is passionate about sharing her love of the outdoors with her students.
 
“We are thrilled to be selected as a recipient of the Explore Fund grant. River Classroom is a wonderful program for our community,” Dr. Wall said.

FBI: Navajo Man Sentenced To Prison For Killing One Person And Assaulting Another While Driving Drunk

on August 19, 2017 - 7:08am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Travis Arthur Mustache, 35, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced Aug. 14 in Albuquerque, to 37 months in prison for his conviction on federal involuntary manslaughter and assault charges. He will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
 
Mustache was arrested in March 2017, on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Daily Postcard: Flower Basks In Afternoon Sunshine

on August 19, 2017 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: A flower basks in the glow of the warm afternoon sunshine. Photo by Corrina Hughes

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Launches New Semester This Month

on August 18, 2017 - 6:43pm
UNM-LA and LAHS students posed for a group photo at their graduation last spring. Laura Loy and Ken Holmes were the academic advisors for the program last year. Back row from left, Laura Loy, Alyssa Chacon, Hannah Whittaker, Guendalyn Brennan, Bendt Dahl, Ethan Rickards, James Ro, Ryan Guenther and Ken Holmes. Front row from left, Carina Echave, Kurt Benner, Hiamh Short, Lauren Johnson and Amber Cline. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) will begin its third year of connecting UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos High School (LAHS)

An Invitation To High Tea And Fashion Show At TOTH

on August 18, 2017 - 6:07pm
The community is invited to a High Tea and Fashion Show to benefit house-building mission trips to Juárez, Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
By CLAIRE SINGLETON and MANDIE GEHRING
Trinity on the Hill

The House of Hope mission team members warmly invite the community to join them again this year for a sumptuous High Tea and Fashion Show, accompanied by a presentation of fashions for women, men, and youth. The proceeds from the afternoon’s activities are intended to raise funds for house-building mission trips to Juárez, Mexico.

This year’s event will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.

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Richard A. Light Speaks At Mesa Library Thursday

on August 18, 2017 - 5:28pm

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LIBRARY News:

Author Richard A. Light will speak about his latest book “Jewish Rites of Death - Stories of Beauty and Transformation” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at Mesa Public Library.

His talk is part of the monthly Authors Speak series coordinated by the Library. It will be held in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa, 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Light has been teaching spiritual development in various ways for more than 30 years, and has been studying and practicing meditation for more than 40 years. He also teaches backpacking, rock climbing and other outdoor skills.

UWNNM Board Conducts Site Visit At Family Y

on August 18, 2017 - 5:10pm

Members of the United Way of Northern New Mexico Board gather with staff and youth during an Aug. 11 site visit to The Family YMCA on Iris Street. The board is conducting site visits over the next several weeks to each of the nonprofit organizations that receive funding from UWNNM. From left, YMCA Child Development Director Janin Morales, YMCA CEO Linda Daly, YMCA’s Winnie Lamartine, Senior Program Director Diana Martinez, and UWNNM Board members Steve Renfro of LANL, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, UWNNM’s Jerry Varela, UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney, Carol A.

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on August 18, 2017 - 5:10pm

New Mexico State Police Seeking Public's Assistance On Missing Person Case

on August 18, 2017 - 4:27pm
Henry T. Duran has been on the lam since February. Courtesy/NMSP
 
NMSP News:
 
Henry Thomas Duran was involved in the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle (which was later recovered) Feb. 18, 2017, and has been missing since that date. Duran, 30, is five feet six inches tall, and weighs 157 pounds. He has multiple tattoos. He is currently entered as a missing person.
 
Duran is from the Las Vegas, N.M. area. He has not made contact with his family or friends and his disappearance has concerned law enforcement about his well-being. 
 
Anyone with any information about Henry's

Housing Opportunities For UNM-LA Students

on August 18, 2017 - 4:17pm

UNM-LA News:

A limited number of furnished units are set aside for UNM-LA students at Ponderosa Pines Apartments. Full-time students enrolled in a degree program and in good standing with the University are eligible.

The Ponderosa Pines apartments that are reserved for students are fully furnished and offered at a discounted rate.

For more information, contact Kathryn Vigil, Student Enrollment Director, in Student Services, Building 1, or at 505.661.4688, or by email at kaguilar@unm.edu.

Visit  http://losalamos.unm.edu/students/housing.html for more information.

Udall, Heinrich: G.I. Bill Reforms For NM Veterans And Families Becomes Law

on August 18, 2017 - 3:36pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich to modernize and strengthen veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill became law Thursday.
 
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 further invests in the proven educational success of our veterans and helps propel them toward becoming our nation’s civic, business, and public leaders. 
 
“New Mexico’s men and women in uniform sign up willing to risk everything for our country, and they deserve a modern post 9/11 G.I.

Governor Announces NM Participation In National DWI Crackdown: ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’

on August 18, 2017 - 3:34pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that New Mexico will participate in the national DWI crackdown: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’. The crackdown begins today and runs through Labor Day weekend.
 
“Getting drunk drivers off our streets is a top priority,” Martinez said. “When you get behind the wheel drunk you’re putting lives in danger – that’s unacceptable. If you do make the reckless decision to drive drunk, you will be caught.”
 
So far this year, preliminary data shows there have been 76 DWI related traffic fatalities on New Mexico roads – that’s down

LAMS Boys Tennis Sport Meeting Aug. 22

on August 18, 2017 - 3:29pm

‘Hunted By My Ex’ Completes Filming In New Mexico

on August 18, 2017 - 3:28pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the theatrical motion picture “Hunted By My Ex”, produced by Vociferous Films, LLC has filmed in Albuquerque. 
 
The production employed 30 New Mexico crew members, 14 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 60 New Mexico background talent.
 
Local crew included: Line Producer Rick Metz, Production Designer Will Albarez, Director of Photography Nolan Rudy, Set Decorator Nathally Bothelho and Costume Designer Kim Trujillo.
 
The theatrical motion picture was directed by Danny J.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Cheryl Bell

on August 18, 2017 - 3:19pm
By JAMES ROBINSON
Chair, Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation
Member, Environmental Sustainability Board
 
I wanted to thank Cheryl Bell for the wonderful letter about bears (link). One point I really want to drive home is thanking Los Alamos for making great strides in becoming a bear friendly community.
 
Earlier this year, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation teamed up to host New Mexico’s first Bear Festival.

Public Shares Thoughts On Local Trails

on August 18, 2017 - 3:15pm

From left, Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson and Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Chris Wilson host a meeting Wednesday night at the North Mesa Stables area regarding Los Alamos County's trails. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Approximately 20 people attended the trails meeting Wednesday near the stables. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Trail users were invited to give their thoughts and input on Los Alamos’ trails during an informal gathering Wednesday night at the North Mesa

Los Alamos Sarov Sister City Initiative Needs Community Support

on August 18, 2017 - 11:16am
Middle from left, former Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, former County Council Chair Geoff Rogers, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and County Manager Harry Burgess visited Los Alamos' sister city, Sarov, Russia in 2013. Courtesy photo
 
Students from Sarov, Russia pay a visit to UNM-LA in 2011. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

National news reports daily on the ongoing drama between Russian and American politicians.

Firefighters Spiff Up Fleet In White Rock

on August 18, 2017 - 10:15am

Los Alamos Firefighters wash and shine their emergency response vehicles Saturday morning at Station 3 in White Rock. LAFD maintains one of the top fleets in the nation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Reminder: Community/Economic Development Training, Strategic Planning - Mid-Central SET Aug. 19

on August 18, 2017 - 9:44am
COUNTY News:
 
Community input is requested at a community/economic development training and strategic planning session for the Mid-Central Rural Corridor and South-Eastern New Mexico regions.
 
Breakfast is 8:30 a.m. and the session is 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 at the Jemez Pueblo Community Center.
 
The purpose is to provide feedback on what is important to the community of Los Alamos and surrounding areas; how to partner together within the SET region with the other communities to leverage assets and set goals; and how the SET proposal should be drafted.
 
Background: In May USDA

Brazilian Jazz & Flamenco Guitar Master Diego Figuerido Plays Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Tonight

on August 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Producer

We are really excited to bring back the fantastic Brazilian guitarist, Diego Figuerido to Los Alamos! The show is free and starts at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. We won’t be changing the venue, we’ll wait it out if we have any rain. This is a mountain town and the weather changes often. Bring a chair, some warm clothes and an umbrella. The show is going to be wonderful!

Tonight’s concert will be Los Alamos Medical Center Night.

JJAB Delivers School Supplies To LAPS

on August 18, 2017 - 8:44am
On the first day of the school year for LAPS students Thursday, Barranca Mesa Elementary School Counselor Alyssa Romero, left, and JJAB Family Resource Specialist Katy Fellows checked out school supplies donated to Barranca Elementary School. The Los Alamos JJAB conducted a summer fundraiser, the proceeds of which were used to purchase school supplies for LAPS students and schools. Courtesy/JJAB
 
Santina Shije, JJAB Youth Resource Specialist, left, helps kick off the new school year Thursday with a delivery of school supplies to Los Alamos Middle School Counselor Jennifer Neil.

Science On Tap Presentation Targets Lightning

on August 18, 2017 - 8:35am

Tess Light discusses what is shocking about lightning during a Science on Tap presentation Thursday at Unquarked. She is with the Lab’s Space and Remote Sensing Group and touched on research that dates back to the 1960s when it was developed in connection with space payloads that monitor the Earth for evidence of nuclear treaty violation. Learning more about lightning is an outgrowth of those sensors. Courtesy photo

IRS: Don’t Take The Bait ... Watch Out For W-2 Email Scam

on August 18, 2017 - 8:34am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urge tax professionals and businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2.
 
The W-2 scam – called a business email compromise or BEC – is one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective. The IRS saw a sharp increase in the number of incidents and victims during the 2017 filing season.
 
Increasing awareness about business email compromises is part of the “Don’t Take the Bait” campaign, a 10-part series aimed at tax
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NPS Action Provides Park Visitors Better Access To Safe, Healthy Water

on August 18, 2017 - 8:28am
NPS News:
 
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Visitors to all of America’s national parks will have better access to the healthiest packaged beverage now that the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has rescinded a policy that allowed individual national parks to ban the sale of bottled water in single-serve plastic containers.
 
“The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauds this action, which recognizes the importance of making safe, healthy, convenient bottled water available to the millions of people from around the world who want to stay well-hydrated while visiting national parks,” IBWA

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